Empire of Kapreburg
|Motto: "We live in fame, or go down in flame."|
|Anthem: "God Save the King"|
|Great Seal of Kapreburg|
and largest city
|Recognised regional languages||Spanish|
|Government||Unitary absolute monarchy|
|Sir Sander Koff|
|House of Lords|
|2 January 2018|
|22 January 2019|
|17 May 2019|
|5.75 km2 (2.22 sq mi)|
• 2022 estimate
|Currency||Kapresh dollar (KAP, KA$)|
• Summer (DST)
|Date format||mm-dd-yyyy; AD|
|RIS 002 code||KA|
The Empire of Kapreburg (/ˈkæp.rə.bərɡ, ˈkæp.ər-/), more often referred to simply as Kapreburg, is a micronation located in the south-western region of the Chicago metropolitan area. Kapreburg was founded on 2 January 2018, as the Federation of Kapreburg. On 22 January 2019, it became a Republic, and on 17 May 2019 the Congress of Kapreburg voted to declare then president Jack Morris, Tsar Jackson I. Kapreburg consists of 3 counties and, 6 nearby colonies, and many other isolated colonies and territories.
Kapreburg is the successor of the former micronations of Protzkya and Zekia. Zekia was founded sometime in 2014, when Jack Morris's brother introduced him to micronationalism. In late 2016 and early 2017, Zekia would enjoy a period of activity, when Morris would introduce his friends to micronationalism. In the late summer of 2017, Zekia was renamed the Protzkyan World Republic. After this, micronationalism would be quickly forgotten by Morris.
Kapreburg is de jure an absolute monarchy, but absolute power is rarely exercised by the monarch, except over trivial issues. Kapreburg has a unicameral legislature, the Parliament, which is composed of the House of Lords. Every September, a Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister are elected.
The name Kapreburg has no actual meaning, and was taken from fantasynamegenerators.com. Even though the name is randomly generated, "Kapre" turns out to mean "hijack" in Danish. Literally tranlsated, the name Kapreburg literally means "Hijack castle."
The first micronation that was created by Jack Morris was the Republic of Zekia. According to personal anecdotes from Morris, Zekia could have existed as far back as 2013 or 2014, but remembers it definitely existing by 2015. The oldest known source mentioning Zekia is an HTML file created by Morris, intended to be a government website for Zekia. The file is dated to August 2016. Zekia was founded by Morris after he was inspired to create a micronation by his brother, who founded Riloia. Zekia and Riloia would engage in small conflicts over territory for the next few months after this. Morris recounts there being four battles between the two countries in 2015. In 2016 and 2017, Morris would introduce Zekia to his friends at school and they formed the first government of Zekia. Zekia formally declared independence on 19 February 2017, and on 6 May, the first presidential election was held, with Ahmad Johnson winning. Johnson would resign by September and handed the presidency back to Morris. Morris then renamed Zekia to the Protzkyan World Republic, which was a socialist republic. Shortly after this, Morris forgot about micronationalism and abandoned the idea.
Federation of Kapreburg
On 2 January 2018, Morris would rediscover micronationalism and form the Federation of Kapreburg, a communist federation. He would get to work forming federal republics, which were the subdivisions of the nation. Originally there were 7 federal republics. He would later merge all of the federal republics into one federal republic, named Norticia. Alongside with this he would claim more land, and split this new land into 2 more federal republics, Dottia and Concordia. In late 2018, the Federation of Kapreburg and the Catholique Socialist Republic would get in a small conflict over Bir Tawil, but a settlement was eventually made. After this conflict the two nations decided to ally, and Morris and Aidan McGrath, who was the president of the C.S.R. at the time, would become close friends. On 23 December 2018 they would launch the Black December Hackings against Drietsland
Republic of Kapreburg
The Republic of Kapreburg was formed on 22 January 2019, after Morris began to move his political beliefs away from leftism. On 9 February 2019, the Kingdom of Baustralia and Republic of Quebec would launch La Câlin, occupying Kapreburg. They occupied for 10 days before pulling out of Kapreburg. On 2 April 2019, Baustralia would occupy Kapreburg again, causing the 2019 Kapresh constitutional crisis. This would be ended on 5 April 2019.
Empire of Kapreburg
On 17 May 2019, the Kapresh Congress would vote to declare Jack Ryan Morris Tsar Jackson I. Upon this vote, the Republic of Kapreburg became the Empire of Kapreburg. The first election for Prime Minister was held, and Abrams Wiucki-Dunswed won. On 10 August 2021 an EF1 tornado swept through all of Kapreburg, damaging multiple homes and causing many Kapresh citizens to lose power, some for weeks. On 20 August 2020, Prime Minister Abrams Wiucki-Dunswed would resign, and he dropped out of the 2020 election. this left Isaiah Rivera as acting Prime Minister, and the only candidate in the election. He would be sworn in on 4 October 2020. On 25 March 2021, the Colony of North Fox Island would be declared independent by it's governor at the time, Jacob Vancapelle. It was handed back to Kapreburg on 4 April 2021, after a compromise reached by Vancapelle and Jackson I. On 6 May 2021, Kapreburg entered the Great Des Plaines Valley War, and on 8 May 2021 Kapresh soldiers would enter the Weg territory of Whynofly with intents to invade. F.C.O. Weiler would be captured by Matthew Hughes and forced to surrender, therefore ceding Whynofly to Kapreburg.
This event would be known as the Battle of Whynofly. On 23 June 2021, all members of the House of Commons of Kapreburg resigned, in an event known as the 2021 Kapresh walkout. Former governor of New Pecos, Jacob Vancapelle would establish the Grand Republic of Kapreburg, starting the Kapresh Civil War. Eventually a "Kapresh Civl War Negotiations" server would be made on Discord by Hunt Powell, and heads of state from many different micronations involved in the conflict were invited to the server. Eventually on 18 September 2021, after tense negotiations on the server the Treaty of New Albuquerque was signed, which had most supporters of the Grand Republic officially drop out of the war, and a 6 month non-aggression pact between each signatory was established. On 23 September 2021 the Grand Republic of Kapreburg officially dissolved, however many cite the 18th of September as the end of the Civil War.
Politics and government
The governing type of the Empire of Kapreburg is a Unitary absolute monarchy. Jackson I is the current head of state as King and holds absolute powers.
The three ministries are the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Culture.
Although the Kapreburg is an absolute monarchy, the King still likes to have a legislature to make sure the people's voices are heard in government. Each county currently has one representative in the Parliament, and that representative also serves as the Governor of said county. There are plans for each county to have up to 3 representatives in the future.
|Name||Leader||Ideology||Seats in Parliament|
|Exampliary Party||Abrams Wiucki-Dunswed||Paleoconservatism|
2 / 4
|Monarchist-Libertarian Party||Jackson I||Libertarianism|
1 / 4
|Conservationist Party||Lane Caldwell||Nature conservation|
1 / 4
The Empire of Kapreburg has relations with multiple nations and recognizes multiple nations. Below is a list of recognized nations by Kapreburg. Kapreburg has reached out to multiple macronations in an attempt for informal relations. A list of macronations Kapreburg has released to is below in chronological order.
- Greenland, An email was sent to Kim Kielsen, a response was never received.
- Denmark, An email was sent to Margrethe II, a response was never received.
- Australia, A phone call was made to the Parliament of Australia and an email was sent to Scott Morrison. No informal recognition was given nor a response received.
- Canada, A phone call was made to Justin Trudeau and Julie Payette, neither picked up the phone.
- Netherlands, An email was sent to Willem-Alexander, a response was never received.
Recognised states; no diplomatic relations
- Certain UN member states
Full foreign relations and treaties signed
- Kingdom of Ikonia 
- Principality of Riloia
- Kingdom of Baustralia
- State of Vishwamitra 
- Revalian Kingdom 
- Kingdom of Queensland 
- Kingdom of Novus Hierosolymis 
- Republic of Surdam
- Reunited Ocean States
- Federal Union of Wegmat
- State of Faltree
- Ausverian Volksrepublik
- Co-operative Republic of Wendatia
- Aleunnic Workers' Republic
- Kingdom of Pontchartrain-Maurepas
- Empire of Laguna
- Federal States of Delphia 
International Organization participation
The Kapresh Military is comprised of 3 branches, the Royal Army, Royal Navy, and the Royal Air Force. The Royal Army has previously fought in the Great Des Plaines Valley War, and is currently split into two regiments. The government of Kapreburg is attempting to recruit as many people as possible into the Royal Army at the moment. The Royal Navy used to be the largest branch of the military, and had sent multiple paper boats into Charriot's Creek. Currently the navy is planning to purchase two crafts. The Air Force is used strictly for ceremonial purposes. The military is a big part of Kapresh culture, and almost a third of all Kapresh citizens currently serve in the military.
Geography and climate
Kapreburg is situated upon the Tinley Moraine and the Valparaiso Moraine. Kapreburg is also located 13 miles southwest of Lake Michigan, so Kapreburg frequently experiences Lake-effect snow. To the north of Kapreburg is the Cal-Sag Channel, and to the east is the Midlothian Creek. A bit of the Charriot's Creek runs through Kapreburg. Kapreburg is located in a Hot Summer Humid Continental (Dfa) climate type, so the summers can reach upwards of 90 degrees, and the winters are usually around or below freezing.
|Climate data for Charriot'sVille, Kapreburg|
|Average high °F (°C)||33
|Average low °F (°C)||19
|Flag||Coat of arms/Seal||Name||Incorporated|
|North Fox Island||2021|
|N/A||KRN Creek Zone||2021|
In Kapreburg, the most profitable market is food. A majority of Kapresh exports are food related. Kapreburg does not get many imports, but for the imports Kapreburg gets there is no clear majority.
Kapresh culture derives from the cultures of Chicago, the US State of Illinois, and the United States. Heraldry is huge in Kapreburg and most citizens bear armorial achievements.
Royal and Public Holidays
|January 1||New Year's Day||First day of the Gregorian calendar|
|May 17||Monarchy Day||Celebrating the accension of Jackson I to the throne, also the national day.|
|Second monday of October||Columbus Day||Celebrations honoring Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas in 1492|
|Fourth thursday of November||Thanksgiving||Giving thanks, prayer, feasting, spending time with family, religious services, football games, parades|
|December 25||Christmas||Celebrating the birth of Jesus; festivities|
Heraldry is very common in Kapreburg, with many citizens bearing arms. Heraldry in Kapreburg is controlled by the College of Arms and the Lord Ignisia King of Arms. Heraldry is also often used by Jackson I and other royalty and nobility.
Music is very popular in Kapreburg, and the most popular genres are rap, rock, and country music. Jackson I is a prevalent songwriter, and has written songs about Kapreburg and it's history before. Kapreburg Wins Again and Wegs on the Wall are his two most famous songs about Kapreburg. Abrams Wiucki-Dunswed also creates music often, under the alias 3818.
Members of the Government
- ↑ Kapreburg's Macronational Affairs, Kapreburg's Macronational Affairs
- ↑ Treaty of Relations (Ikonia and Kapreburg), Retrieved 27 November 2020
- ↑ Treaty of Mutual Recognition Kapreburg - Vishwamitra, Retrieved 27 November 2020
- ↑ Treaty of Mutual Recognition Kapreburg - Revalia, Retrieved 31 March 2021
- ↑ The signing of diplomatic relations between the Empire of Kapreburg and the Kingdom of Queensland, Retrieved 3 May 2021
- ↑ A Treaty of Mutual Recognition Between the Most Holy Kingdom of Novus Hierosolymis and the Empire of Kapreburg, Retrieved 2 August 2021
- ↑ Treaty of Mutual Recognition Kapreburg - Delphia Retrieved 18 September 2021